Pediatrician
Medecins sans Frontieres France

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by our charter.  Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organization.

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors.

 


 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 6 Months renewable
 Closing Date: 29 July 2021

 
 Background:

Providing outpatient and/or inpatient paediatric care to patients/children according to adapted and updated medical knowledge, MSF & MoH protocols, values and universal hygiene standards to improve the new-born and child health conditions

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

•       Applying medical knowledge and skills to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children, ensuring integrated new-born and paediatric care through Emergency, OPD, and IPD services in New-borns and  cases of malnutrition. Prescribing the necessary treatment, respecting MSF and Sudan MoH protocols.

•       Collaborating closely with the different department of the orphanage (e.g. nutrition, psychosocial, nanny), Knowing and ensuring all updated MSF medical protocols and universal precautions are followed and implemented, reducing bio-hazard risks and improving infection control.

•       As an expert in paediatrics, proposing strategy (modification on current new-born and paediatric care management) and implementing them after validation of Operation and Paediatric Advisor.

•       Ensuring on-going new-born and paediatric training (formal and bedside) of the medical/paramedical multidisciplinary team in order to optimize the new-born and paediatric quality of care. Reviewing and discussing selected complicated cases or mistakes and giving technical input.

•       Keeping the medical colleagues informed of the illness and the treatment to follow, checking that they have been understood. Ensuring professional autonomy and confidentiality are respected and a good attitude and proper bedside manner towards the children, nannies who take care of them, and the rest of the medical team.

•       Following up the evolution of the hospitalized/clinic patients through daily visits, consultations and examinations, prescribing the necessary treatment following MSF/ MoH protocols, deciding whether they can be discharged or transferred to the rooms or other department (e.g: nutrition) – in collaboration with other doctors

•       Monitoring the proper functioning of the department, equipment or material and addresses the list of the missing item for new-born and paediatric activities. Providing inputs  about general organization of the different rooms for the children, including the admission, transfer and discharge criteria + referral procedure to different hospitals

•       Checking and controlling the rational distribution of medicines and equipment under his/her responsibility and taking care the quality, disinfection and sterilization of the medical material. Assuring general compliance with standing hygiene standards.

•       Participating in the introduction / improvement of the collection and analysis of epidemiological new-born and paediatric data, checking its validity and informing the line manager or project coordinator about any problems or complications of the patient’s illness and medical errors. Collecting Clinical cases for further trainings and list a series of comments to improve the current protocols

•       Directly participating in emergencies and on calls if necessary.

•       Designing and providing training to staff as required.

Debriefing with coordination, Headquarter (including Paediatric Advisor) and providing written report on main findings, activities, conclusions and further recommendations.

 


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education

Clinical Doctorate (MD) in Pediatrics and child health

Valid Medical registration in Sudanese Medical council is Necessary

Experience

3 years experiences minimum

Languages                     

English and Arabic

Knowledge

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Updates his / her knowledge, according to the most updated MoH new-born and paediatric protocols

Competencies

  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Commitment
  • Results and Quality Orientation 
  • People Management and Development

 


Applications must be in English language and include:

  • Complete CV, motivation letter and Copies of all certificates and diplomas.
  • Updated contact details (candidate’s phone number and a backup phone number)
  • Sudanese National ID.  Copy of Labor card and civil certificate.

Application should be submitted before 29 of july 2021 in sealed envelope mentioning “MSF France- application for Pediatrician”, to Labour office, Khartoum Al Jamahiriya Street or to  MSF France Office in Amarat, Khartoum Street 49.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications to be submitted to HR office.

Note:  Covid19 risk factors will be done by MSF staff health before the confirmation of the contract.

 




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